“The Woodsman” Revisited and #Writemotivation (Lack of) Progress

12 Mar

So, I was looking over my “finished” first draft of “The Woodsman,” and realized that, frankly, it’s awful. I did not enjoy reading it. The first half of it was very good, I thought, and did a good job of developing the characters who will die later in the story. The second half, however, because it was a little bit rushed, was choppy, didn’t flow, and came out of nowhere.

As such, my main project for the months of April and May will be, I think, to revisit this story and fix the second half. I have outlined it and given it a much better shape than it has now, I think; and hopefully it will be scarier. I’m excited to look it over, so next month be prepared for updates on it!

Also, I wish to take this time to address #writemotivation. I am failing utterly at the moment, due to pressures (I can’t write under stress) and university work hitting me really hard in the last week before spring break. I hope to get a lot of writing done over said spring break, but for now consider me behind; I’ve hardly written anything at all in Tal’kan. Here’s to catching up soon, though!

Now, to catch some much-needed sleep!


Posted by on March 12, 2012 in Writing


2 responses to ““The Woodsman” Revisited and #Writemotivation (Lack of) Progress

  1. Rebekah Loper

    March 12, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    booo stress! Believe me, I know how you feel. I hope everything gets settled down quickly, there’s still plenty of time to catch up in March!

  2. thebnc

    March 15, 2012 at 2:32 am

    Yes, boo on stress! I hear you. I wrote very little in February in large part because I was so stressed about work. (I was launching a website and…it did not go smoothly.)

    Get plenty of sleep and meet your obligations. Like Rebekah said, there’s still plenty of time to catch up. (At least, that’s what I’m still telling myself…I am very far behind!)


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